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Today's News

  • Visiting outdoorsman repulsed by litter at local boat ramp

    You could say Spencer County resident Bill Mitchell loves the outdoors, but that may be an understatement.
    The retired Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Public Lands Manager now spends some of his time waterfowl hunting. That hobby recently led Mitchell to Big Twin Creek, where he said an unsightly amount of litter nearly ruined his day.
    Mitchell was set to launch his boat at the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife boat ramp on Kentucky 355 at Big Twin Creek.

  • Local educators will see decrease in paycheck

    Financial strife for Owen County Schools continued at the December board of education meeting, as new legislation passed will cause employees to see a slight decrease in their paycheck.

  • City of Gratz wet-dry vote set for Tuesday

    N-H Staff report
    Voters in the City of Gratz are expected to head to the polls Tuesday, Jan. 10, to vote on the question, “Are you in favor of the sale of alcoholic beverages in the City of Gratz?”
    The voting will take place at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, located at 5825 Gratz Rd. Only those who are registered voters in the City of Gratz will be allowed to vote. The polls will be open from 6 a.m.-6 p.m.
    The City of Gratz is home to approximately 70 registered voters, according to the Owen County Clerk’s Office.

  • Basketball teams back after holiday break

    With the end of the holiday break, things are about to get busy for the Owen County basketball teams.
    The boys were in action last week as they picked up their first district win of the season defeating Eminence 62-60. Three Rebels reached double figures led by Patrick Osborne who scored 15 points. The senior also pulled down 11 rebounds in the win. Walker McDonald notched a double-double of his own scoring 14 points and grabbing 11 rebounds. Austin Fitzgerald scored ten points.
    The win improved Owen County to 5-7 overall and 1-3 in 31st District play.

  • Toyota sets plans for Erlanger departure

    By Melissa Reinert
    The Kentucky Enquirer    
    ERLANGER – Workforce reduction began Jan. 3 for Toyota’s headquarters in Erlanger and will continue through the end of 2018.
    In April 2014, Toyota announced that it would close its Erlanger facility and relocate workers to Texas, Michigan or its manufacturing facility in Georgetown, Kentucky.
    By the time the Erlanger facility is closed, Toyota will have moved about 1,600 jobs out of Northern Kentucky as part of a nationwide consolidation of the company’s operations.

  • Monterey a booming city during the early 20th century

     The early 1900s saw events and advances that changed the face of America.
    In 1900 a Small Pox epidemic raged in Kentucky with the state experiencing a 20 percent death rate. Health authorities were demanding everyone in the state receive a vaccination.
    In 1901 Marconi sent the first wireless transmission over 2,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean, and wireless communication was born.
    In September of the same year William McKinley, the 25th president of the United States was assassinated.

  • Election results could have big impact on Kentucky’s 2017 economy

    tom eblen, lexington herald-leader

    Note: Contains observations of the writer.
    The November elections could be one of the biggest influences shaping Kentucky’s economy in 2017. But what that shape will end up being is anyone’s guess.
    President-elect Donald Trump promised to put Appalachian coal miners back to work and restore jobs for other blue-collar workers who, he said, have been devastated by illegal immigration and corporate off-shoring.

  • Looking Back | Jan. 4 2017

    Jan. 4, 2012
    5 years ago
    Tobacco setting is focus of new barn
    artwork

    As winter set in, Owen countians and those traveling through the area had the opportunity to catch a glimpse of summer labor and its history.
    The third Agricultural Heritage Trail Committee tobacco barn mural was installed Dec. 30 on a barn located on U.S. 127 North. The barn is owned by Johnny and Pat Craigmyle.

  • ‘Eatin’ season’ ends, down to the leftovers

    I really didn’t plan to write this morning. I have had an old fashion head cold all through the holidays. It started on Wednesday before Christmas and got progressively worse for the next two weeks. I have made the man that owns Kleenex very much richer over the past two weeks. My apatite is just beginning to come back, along with my ability to smell.
    So here I am at the computer typing away with very little to say.

  • At the Library | Jan. 4, 2017

    Storytime for Preschoolers

    Join Miss Susan at 10:30 a.m., Thursday to enjoy picture books, crafts and fun. Caregivers are an essential part of the experience for children.
    Adult Exercise
    Start the new year doing something for yourself. Wear walking shoes and come follow the popular Leslie Sanson DVD, “Walk Away the Pounds,” beginning at 10 a.m., Fridays.